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Located along the Mississippi River, it owes its historical importance to its site upon Istrouma Bluff, which protects the city's residents from flooding and other natural disasters. It is the capital and second-largest city of Louisiana, and is a major industrial and petrochemical center of the American South. The Port of Baton Rouge is the ninth largest in the U.S. in terms of tonnage shipped.

Population: 227818
Local Newspapers: The Advocate
Local Sports Teams: LSU (Tigers) Southern University (Jaguars)
Local Colleges: Louisiana State University

Zip Codes associated with baton rouge, louisiana: 70714 70739 70767 70802 70805 70806 70807 70808 70809 70810 70811 70812 70814 70815 70816 70817 70818 70819 70820
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Vacant Georgia Street home damaged in Friday night fire, fire department says

A vacant home on Georgia Street was damaged in a fire on Friday night, according to a Baton Rouge Fire Department news release. Firefighters arrived at the house, located at 2042 Georgia St., around 7 p.m. Friday and saw the back of the house engulfed in flames, the release states.

Photos: Catapults competition at Scotlandville Magnet High's 1st...

Scotlandville Magnet High School students who recently learned about and built catapults with mentoring from local engineers put their devices to the test in a competition, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, trying to launch small rubber balls over short walls and into plastic wading pools. A selective, engineering-focused magnet program at Scotlandville High is now celebrating its 35th year, and Saturday's first annual HSEP Engineering Symposium showcased the program.

Louisiana Congressmen Graves, Richmond target SBA loan headache for flood victims with new bill

Workmen help homeowners pile up flood debris for removal on Monticello Blvd., which is off Greenwell Springs Road, on the way from Baton Rouge to Central. Though not in a flood zone, many houses there flooded during the recent catastrophic rain event.

Baton Rouge Housing Authority votes 'no' on director's contract renewal in fiery meeting

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority executive director Richard Murray, at a press conference announcing East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's acceptance of the federal governmentA A ATMs 'Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness,' Wednesday at the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless. Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- East Baton Rouge Parish Housing Authority executive director Richard Murray, at a press conference announcing East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden's acceptance of the federal governmentA A ATMs 'Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness,' Wednesday at the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless.

Here's what's at stake in each Baton Rouge-area race as voters head to the polls

AndrA1 2 Johnson, right, shouts instructions whiling helping load voting machines on the truck that is transporting them to the polling stations for Saturday's election Friday morning Oct. 13, 2017, in Baton Rouge, La.. Voters across Louisiana will turn out Saturday to elect a new state treasurer, as well as weigh in on local races and tax initiatives.

Committee members raise questions of fairness in Baton Rouge police chief search

A committee tasked with whittling down the pool of candidates for Baton Rouge police chief may have hit a snag Thursday when they interviewed the first four of eight candidates and asked each of them the same questions. A city-parish attorney recommended that the panel, tasked with selecting the top five applicants for Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome to interview, ask each of the candidates the same questions, saying that would keep the process fair.

18-year-old woman dead, man critically wounded after shooting in...

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Officials with the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner's Office remove the body of Idalis Smith, 18, from her residence at 1305 N. 30th St. in Baton Rouge, where she was fatally shot.. Investigators say Idalis Smith, 18, and her stepfather, Greg Dosson, 34, were shot at the house, where Smith succumbed to her injuries.

The storyteller: Ramblin' Jack Elliott returns to Baton Rouge for intimate Sunday show

Ramblin' Jack Elliott , a troubadour on a never-ending highway, returns to Baton Rouge on Sunday for his third appearance at the Red Dragon Listening Room . At 86, he's an actively touring fountain of songs who recalls his long life's myriad adventures in exacting, amusing detail.

Baton Rouge Area Chamber headquarters being renovated into $3.5...

A $3.5 million redesign and expansion of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber's downtown headquarters will become a Center for Economic Development, a business hub with nearly 11,000 square feet of space. The renovation plans call for large meeting rooms, high-tech presentation spaces, an open floor plan with collaborative work stations, as well as a new, large conference center that will be able to host BRAC board and other large meetings and training sessions.

BRFD responds to fire on Scenic Highway after 18-wheeler crashes into power pole

The call went out around 9:30 p.m. near Scenic Highway and Fuqua Street. It's unclear at this time how the fire started, but there were downed power lines on the scene, apparently due to an 18-wheeler striking a power pole.

Four current, former Baton Rouge police officers to interview for chief job Thursday evening

Business woman Jan Bernard, left, introduces herself during the first meeting of Mayor Sharon Weston Broome's committee to recommend finalists for the BRPD chief Thursday. Council woman Tara Wicker, center and pastor and attorney Tommie Gipson, right, wait their turn.

Baton Rouge man indicted in shooting death near College Drive and Interstate 10

A 30-year-old Baton Rouge man was charged Thursday in the July 28 shooting death of a man in the Valley Park neighborhood near the intersection of College Drive and Interstate 10. Jason Paul Pitcher, 2495 Barber St., was charged with second-degree murder by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury in the slaying of Rodney Lee, 44. Both men lived in Valley Park. A Baton Rouge man accused in a fatal shooting that happened late Friday afternoon in the Valley Park neighborhood where he and the victim both Police believe the shooting was the result of Pitcher accusing Lee of wanting to rob him.

Ex-Baker cop will not face charges after arrest in Gautreaux shooting incident

A former Baker police officer will not face criminal charges after he was arrested in April and accused of failing to properly investigate a report of shots fired. East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said this week that his office found that Adam Procell, who had been a sergeant with the Baker Police Department, broke no laws while investigating an April 27 report of illegal gun discharges.

Man charged with murder in 2014 shooting

Baton Rouge Police have arrested a man they say shot a football coach three years to the day. According to jail records, Jamarcus Goodman is liked by DNA evidence to the shooting that happened off Bennington Avenue on Nov. 16, 2014.

EMS unit commander praises new ER as life-saving asset to north Baton Rouge

There is never a dull day when in the business of saving lives and a local EMS unit commander says the new emergency room in north Baton Rouge will provide a valuable resource for those in the area. Brad Harris has been with East Baton Rouge EMS for 18 years now, and says he's seen it all, including the good, the bad, and everything in between.

See how Baton Rouge is using technology, maps (and your complaints) to fight potholes

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Drivers navigate around a pothole at Dalrymple and E. State Street north of LSU's campus, Thursday, July 23, 2015. Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Drivers pass by a large pothole surrounded by barricades, Thursday, July 23, 2015, on Highland Road at Nelson Drive.

Baton Rouge Zoo welcomes holidays with ZooLights and Art Gone Wild

ZooLights features lighted displays of animals and special activities along with special holiday treats at Flamingo CafA© and gift options at the Safari Post Gift Shop. Special activities are Coca-Cola Santa Nov. 24; ornament crafting Nov. 25 and Dec. 22-23; Safari Santa Dec. 1-2 and Dec. 15-15; Art Gone Wild Dec. 8-9; and performances by the Ugandan Kids Choir on Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. ZooLights runs Nov. 24-Dec. 30 with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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